““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”
Breitling Auctions Off Aviation-Themed Watch
Breitling's Naval Centennial Limited Edition Airwolf timepiece is being auctioned online to benefit the National Flight Academy. The auction–with bids starting at $15,000–will close at 5 p.m. EST on February 29. The watch, one of 500 made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of naval aviation, has been worn by several aviators, starting with Commander Mark Kelly on Space Shuttle Endeavour’s last flight in May. Kelly will personally present the watch to the winning bidder.